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NOVEMBER 2022 NEWS & PROGRAMS

MAURY LOONTJENS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Hours:

Monday-Thursday

9:30 am-8 pm

Friday 9:30 am-6pm

Saturday 9:30 -5pm

Sunday 12-4pm


Closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day

Closing at 3PM on Wednesday, November 23 & all day Thursday, Novovember 24 for Thanksgiving


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Election Day is November 8

You can vote early in person at Town Hall between now and November 7. For more information check the town website here: https://narragansettri.gov/244/Elections


Find your polling place and sample ballot on the RI Secretary of State website here: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/


LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION FOR OUR NEW LIBRARY STARTS SOON!


E. W. Burman Inc.was awarded the contract for construction and has all the approvals in place!

Thank you for your support and patience. Please stay tuned for more information.

Genealogy Club

Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 pm.


Join us for a round table of sharing resources and tips. This month we will focus on the care and use of historical ephemera. 

All welcome!




Card Crafting with Patti Arkwright.

Monday, Nov. 28 at 6:30pm


Paper Card Crafting supplies and instruction are free! Make a card to show someone you care. Pre-registration is required.


Registration

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Tuesday Movie

Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2PM

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, PG, 92 min.

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.


MONDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB

Want to talk about books? Want to hear what everyone else has been reading? Meet in person at the library to discuss what you have been reading. Meetings this month are Monday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Nov. 28  at 10:30 am.

Deacon King King
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1pm


The Afternoon Book Club will meet to discuss

Deacon King Kong by James McBride



Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

We are meeting in person, please contact the Library at bookclubs@narlib.org for questions.

The Fountains of Silence

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 pm


The Evening Book Club will meet to discuss Fountains of Silence by Ruta SepetysWe are meeting in person.  Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Library at bookclubs@narlib.org for questions.



 


Museum Passes are Back!
Many of our passes are available again!

Youth Services Programs


Youth Services program registration can be done through EventKeeper here.

Questions? Call Youth Services at 401-789-9507x2

ANIMAL RESCUE RHODE ISLAND SHELTER DONATIONS

Between November 15 and December 15, the Children’s Room will be collecting donations for the Animal Shelter Located in Peace Dale! To see the wish list, please go to https://www.animalrescueri.org/donate/wish-list-2. Help out dogs, cats, and other animals in need this season! For more info, please speak to a librarian or give us a call.


LAPSIT STORY TIME FOR LITTLE ONES

Babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited with a caregiver to attend a weekly story time

and singing just for them!

This event takes place Tuesdays at 10am from 10/18 through11/29

Space is limited, so call or go online to register soon!

LITTLE RASCAL'S STORY TIME

Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend a weekly story and song program! This event takes place Thursdays at 10am from 10/20 through

12/1 (skipping Thanksgiving).

Space is limited, please call or go online to register!

PAINT AND SIP (JUICE)

On Monday November 7 at 5pm, children and teens aged 10 and up are invited

to join Miss Jaime to make a step-by step canvas fall gnome painting!

Registration is required and begins on October 24.


CATAPULTING WITH BRIDGEWATER CONSTRUCTION

On Monday, November 14 from 6-7pm, children ages 7-12 are invited to learn how to

build their own catapults!

This is a STEM activity that allows kids to design and test their catapults on block

castles using candy pumpkins as projectiles!

Registration is required and limited, beginning on October 31.

MEET A THERAPY DOG

On Tues. November 15th at

4:30pm, Windwalker Humane Coalition will be bringing in a therapy dog to read with

children! Children ages 3 and up are welcome to meet him and learn about what therapy

dogs do! Registration is required.

BOOK CLUB WITH MS JANE

Calling all 3rd and 4th graders! Ms Jane will be

doing a book club once a month for the duration of the school year. Meetings

are short and include snacks! Come in

beforehand to check out a copy of the book. The next meeting is Monday

November 21st from 6-6:30pm. Registration is

required, please call or go online.

PLAYING IT SAFE WITH DOGS

On Monday, November 28 from 5:30-6:15 children ages 5-9 are invited to learn how to safely interact with dogs they know

and don’t know. The program never uses the word “bite”, rather it is a workshop that

helps children to understand how dogs feel. For example, how they might feel if you take

a toy, food, or wake them up when they are fast asleep. Children will also receive an

activity book to take home. Registration is required and begins on November 14th.

TEEN PROGRAMS

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

Want to learn something new?

Nathanial will be holding a Dungeons and Dragons club twice a month for ages 12-18.

Participants will create characters and be introduced to gameplay. Pizza and juice is

provided! Our next meeting is Wednesday November 9thfrom 4:30-6:30. Registration is

required!

YOUNG ADULT YOGA (YAY!)

On Wednesday, November 23 from 11-12, we invite our young adults ages 11-18 to take advantage of the day off school to focus on some health and wellness! Ms. Sarah is an excellent and welcoming yoga teacher, and you don’t need any experience to join in and stretch, strengthen, and relieve stress. Come with either a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle!

Registration is required and begins November 9th.


WHAT TO EXPECT IN COLLEGE

On Tuesday, Nov. 29th from 6-7pm students grades 9-12 and parents are invited to learn about what college is like. Ms. Mulholland, the Director of Reading and Recruitment at URI, will be joining us to talk about college, what to expect freshman year and answering any questions you or your parent might have. Light snacks and drinks will be provided!

Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.


VHS TO DVD SERVICE IS BACK!!!


Are all your old home movies on VHS tapes that are hard to watch or share? Reserve our VHS to DVD converter to transfer your VHS tapes. There will be a staff member on hand to answer questions. Re-writeable DVDs cost $1 each. This is a time consuming process so bookings are in 2 hour increments. When you register, please leave phone number so staff can confirm your appointment. Once you are familiar with the procedure, it is possible to book the machine for other time-slots but there may not be a staff member available to answer questions outside the official appointments. Our machine is built for full size VHS tapes, though we do have an adapter for the VHS-s tapes; we cannot do 8 mm video tapes.


Please note that copyrighted material can not be converted.




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